First Friday is Juneau’s monthly celebration of all things artistic. Since Friday is July 4th, many businesses have events on Thursday or Saturday.

July 3, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
360 Egan Drive

KTOO will host “Not Your Nature” by Wayne Owen, a series of paintings and photographs of non-traditional natural history subjects. Owen draws upon his experiences with other cultures and places for his collection.

The Rookery
July 3, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
111 Seward St.

Arni Weimar will be showing a collection of paintings for First Friday at the Rookery. Weimar’s works includes portraits and scenes from around Juneau.

Juneau Arts & Cultural Center
July 3, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
350 Whittier St.

The JACC will feature a series of painting by MK MacNaughton titled, “Friendship”. The paintings are inspired by prompts from friends of MK, that asked for images that represented their friendship and made paintings based on these prompts. After the opening, there will be live music and local food for Food Truck Friday.

The Canvas
July 3, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
223 Seward St.

Canvas we will feature work by local artist Jacinda Ryan titled, “No Bones About It.” “No Bones About It” is Ryan’s first solo show and is comprised of prints, pen and ink drawings and paintings.

July 3, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
917 Glacier Avenue

Coppa will feature the paintings of Jay Crondahl titled “A sourdough’s vision of Alaska.”

Silverbow Bakery
July 4, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
120 2nd St.

Larry Johansen is displaying a series of photographs in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The theme of the photographs is designated wilderness along Alaska’s Inside Passage.

Alaskan Hotel & Bar
July 4, 10:00 – close
167 S. Franklin St.

Alaskan Hotel will have live music from “The Business,” a funk band from New Orleans.

Annie Kaill’s
July 5, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
July 6, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
244 Front St.

Annie Kaill’s featured artist is Heather Straw from Nashelle Designs jewelry. Originally from Juneau, her work is owned by numerous celebrities and featured in magazines such as Oprah and Shape and People. Heather will be hosting a 4th of July weekend trunk show.